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Old 03-28-2016, 10:43 AM
MacLir MacLir is offline
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Originally Posted by Northern Piper View Post
Getting a bit off topic, but canola oil comes from the canola plant, which is a specially bred variant from natural rapeseed.

The canola plant has a significantly lower erucic acid concentration which makes it safe to use for human consumption. Because of this difference, it has a distinct name from natural rapeseed.
Along the same topic, the erucic acid is needed as a supplement/ medicine in adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). See "Lorenzo's Oil."